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Stopping for a School Bus

According to the Association of School Transportation Services of British Columbia , travel by school bus is statistically the safest method of ground transportation in ... is not so. Last January CTV News rode along in a Surrey school bus and recorded many drivers who did not even slow as they passed by ...

DriveSmartBC - 2020/07/23 - 01:00 - 12 comments

RESEARCH - Seatbelts on the School Bus

I am frequently asked why school buses don't have seatbelts. The Alabama School Bus Seat Belt Pilot Project put seatbelts in school buses and studied ... the bus itself. Link: Read The Alabama School Bus Seat Belt Pilot Project (Research, Safety Equipment, ...

DriveSmartBC - 2020/07/19 - 12:33 - 0 comments

What Does It Cost to Slow Down in a School Zone?

... Urging drivers to watch for children and slow down in school zones at the start of each school year is one example of this. Everyone ... does it cost a driver if they do slow down properly for a school zone? School zones are most often 50 km/h zones when drivers are not ...

DriveSmartBC - 2020/07/20 - 20:00 - 3 comments

School Bus Safety

Having looked at School Zones in last week's column, I will continue the theme and look at the school bus this week. The potential for confusion exists here because there is ... In districts that don't use the Baltimore System the school bus will always stop on the highway and the driver will activate the ...

DriveSmartBC - 2020/07/20 - 23:00 - 0 comments

Keep Right Except to Pass Law Changes Coming?

... (I have been passed on the right in the Cilaire  school zone driving at 30 K in my Driving School car, by a cruiser going ...

DriveSmartBC - 2020/07/19 - 12:34 - 24 comments

Rossland Slows Down

... to 30 km/h. Hmm you say, that's the same speed as a school zone. Well, not in Rossland, the speed there has been lowered too. It's ...

DriveSmartBC - 2020/07/19 - 12:34 - 21 comments

A Safe Trip to School

... be in just as much of a hurry. Perhaps we need to have school zone campaigns at different times of the year that focus on issues other ... this year for your neighbourhood is The Walking School Bus. Young children gather together and are escorted to school safely by ...

DriveSmartBC - 2020/07/19 - 12:33 - 6 comments

Back to School 2016

Probably the oddest response that I ever had to school zone speed enforcement came early in my career. I caught a teacher ... explain the error of my ways because she thought that the school zone did not apply to her. Are you like this teacher? Can you excuse ...

DriveSmartBC - 2020/07/22 - 23:01 - 10 comments

Q&A: How to Deal with a Traffic Ticket

... recall once early in my career where I wrote a speed in school zone ticket at 5:05 pm. Obviously it was an invalid ticket and had I ...

DriveSmartBC - 2020/06/02 - 12:53 - 1 comment

Back to School 2019

... I live. Time to think about school zones and school bus safety for another year. It will be easy to obey the flashing ... I might have grown accustomed to not slowing down for the school zone after a summer of travel at 60 km/h instead of 30 km/h. I am a ...

DriveSmartBC - 2020/07/19 - 12:34 - 4 comments

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